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  • Museum number

    PDF.85

  • Description

    Guan stoneware shallow dish with six-lobed, everted rim. The dish has opaque, yellowish grey glaze with brown stained crackle. There is an inscription and six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1127-1279
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28 millimetres
    • Diameter: 153 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        寳用
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Baoyong
      • Inscription Translation

        For precious use
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan/Ming 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 85

    Guan ware dish with inscription


    Writers described guan ware as having 紫口鐵足(zikou tiezu ‘purple mouth and iron foot’), referring to the dark purplish-grey body showing through the glaze where it runs thin at the rim and to the ferrous-brown colour of the unglazed foot. This dish is incised on the base寳用(baoyong ‘for precious use’).


    Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
    Guan ware 官窯
    Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省,杭州市
    Yuan dynasty, AD1279–1368

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p.33, pl. XXXII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.47, no.85 bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 pp 22-23, no.85, pl.X bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case8/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.85

Guan stoneware shallow dish with six-lobed, everted rim. The dish has opaque, yellowish grey glaze with brown stained crackle. There is an inscription and six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

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